Greater Easley and Powdersville News


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3/31/2022 Press Release
Linda Patterson Honored as DEBC Advisory Member of the Year

In late 2020, the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce launched the new Downtown Easley Business Council (DEBC) and the council’s newly elected Advisory Board completed their first full year of service in 2021, providing an opportunity for the Easley Chamber to add the DEBC Advisory Board Member of the Year award to its list of annual recognitions. This new award honors a DEBC Advisory Board member who leads by example and has kept others motivated and engaged. At its Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner on March 29, the chamber honored Linda Patterson as its 2021 DEBC Advisory Member of the Year.

The new DEBC is unique in that the Easley Chamber partnered with the former Downtown Easley Business Association to create a new business council to serve businesses located in the TIF District of downtown Easley. Transitioning from the old to the new certainly came with its share of unexpected challenges. And during the inaugural year of the DEBC Advisory Board’s work, Linda Paterson was instrumental in navigating the group through those challenges and constantly keeping the progress in forward motion.

However, Linda’s impact began in 2018 when she approached the chamber and planted the seed for this new program. She saw a need and an opportunity to strengthen not only the downtown business group, but also the relationship between the businesses, the City of Easley, and the chamber of commerce. Linda embraced the concept that together we are stronger and can accomplish more. Thanks to her vision and boldness, the new DEBC is now a reality. 
Please join Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Easley Business Council in honoring Linda Patterson as the inaugural 2021 DEBC Advisory Board Member of the Year.